Welcoming Faith Organizations and Places of Worship in Louisiana

This is a list of churches and places of worship in Louisiana which we currently know to be LGBTQ-affirming. If you feel that your church or congregation needs to be added to the list, that one of these churches needs to be removed, or you know that one is no longer active, please contact us.


Baton Rouge

Metropolitan Community Church
7747 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge
225-248-0404
www.mccbr.org
Sunday Worship: 11am, Rev. Keith Mozingo

Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge
8470 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge
225-926-2291
unitarianchurchbr.com
Sunday Worship: 9:30am & 11:15am

University Presbyterian
3240 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge
225-383-3495
www.upcbr.org
Sunday Worship: 8:30am & 11am (10am only from June to August)

Lafayette

Grace Community Church
111 Liberty Avenue, Lafayette
337-216-9907
www.gracechurchlafayette.com
info@gracechurchlafayette.com
Sunday Worship: 10AM

Monroe

Northminster Church
2701 Lamy Lane, Monroe
318-388-3717
northmin.org
Sunday Worship: 11AM (Prelude begins at 10:45)

Natchitoches

Trinity Episcopal Church
533 Second Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Services: Monday through Thursday 9:30am Morning Prayer; Wednesday 5:15pm;Sunday 9:00am and 10:30am
http://www.trinityparish.info/

Shreveport

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport
9449 Ellerbee Road, Shreveport
318-868-3313
www.allsoulsuushreveport.org

Christ Church of Hope
2804 Southland Park Drive, Shreveport
318-865-6664
www.christchurchofhope.com
Sunday Bible Study: 6PM

Shreveport Church of Hope
1714 Highland Avenue, Shreveport
318-861-7824
scohla.com
shrevecoh@yahoo.com
Sunday Worship: 11AM

Slidell

Peace Lutheran Church
1320 Gause Boulevard West, Slidell
985-641-6400
www.peacelutheranslidell.org
Sunday Services: 9AM Sunday School, 10:15AM Eucharist

New Orleans

Touro Synagogue
4238 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans LA 70115
Services: 6:00pm Friday and 10:30am Saturday
http://www.tourosynagogue.com/social-action/lgbtq/

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
2919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
Services: Sundays at 7:30 AM, 10 AM and 6 PM; Monday through Friday services at 12:15 PM; and Saturday at 9:30 AM.
www.cccnola.org
504-895-6602
The Rev. Mary Koppel
marykoppel@cccnola.org

Community Church Unitarian Universalist
316 38th Street, New Orleans
504-483-2918
www.communitychurchuu.org
ccuu@communitychurchuu.org
Sunday Worship: 11AM (Rev. Jim VanderWeele)

Big Easy Metropolitan Community Church – New Orleans
St. Matthew UCC, 1333 South Carrollton, New Orleans 504-214-4340
www.bigeasymcc.com
pastor@bigeasymcc.com
Sunday Worship: 1PM (traditional); 5PM (contemporary)

First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church is a More Light community of the Presbyterian Church USA, welcoming and affirming persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. First Presbyterian offers a traditional Presbyterian worship service each week, consisting of song, prayer, praise, meditation and sermon, followed by fellowship over coffee and light refreshments.
5401 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
504-866-7409
fpcno.org
info@fpcno.org
Sunday Services:
10AM (Adult Bible Study)
11AM (Worship)

First Unitarian Universalist Church
The First Unitarian Universalist Church has been officially recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Welcoming Congregation, due to their efforts of action, education and awareness of their acceptance of members regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Worship services offer hymns, silent reflection and sermons.
5212 Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans (Church)
2903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans (Office) 504-866-9010
www.firstuuno.org
office@firstuuno.org
Sunday Services:
10:30AM

First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street, New Orleans
504-488-0856
Sunday Worship: 11:15AM, Pastor Shawn Anglim

Parker Memorial United Methodist Church
Parker Church joined the Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church, welcoming and affirming persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities as well as all people of color and all spiritual seekers. Parker offers an alternative worship service which is co-created by the members, consisting of progressive Christian theology, traditional and new songs, contemplative prayer and meditation, poetry readings, and sermon, with occasional dance and art and a weekly communion. We sponsor the School for Contemplative Living which offers contemplative practice groups, classes, workshops, and retreats around New Orleans.
1130 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, 70115
504-895-1222
www.parkerchurch.net
www.thescl.net
Sunday Services: 10AM (Adult Spiritual Education), 11AM (Worship)

Gates of Prayer Congregation
Conservative Jewish Temple
400 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie
504-885-2600
www.gatesofprayer.org
lkgeiger@gatesofprayer.org
Worship: Shabbat (Friday) 6PM, Sabbath (Saturday) 10:30AM

Lakeview Presbyterian Church
5914 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans
504-482-7892
www.lpcno.org
lakeviewpresbyterian@lpcno.org
Sunday Worship: 10:30AM (Sunday School begins at 9:15)

The Gathering Place Worship Center
Where Hope gathers and Grace restores
Pastor Lisa “Lee” Thompson
Meets at The DAYS Hotel-Roma Banquet Room
3400 S, I-10 Service RD. W. Metairie, LA
Gpwcnola@yahoo.com
Www.gpwcnola.blogspot.com

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
St. Anna’s is a reconciling Anglo-Catholic Church
1313 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans
504-947-2121
www.stannanola.org
Sunday Rosary at 10:15 AM
Sunday Rite II Solemn High Eucharist Mass at 10:30 AM
Wednesday evening Rite II Healing Mass at 6:30 PM

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
St. Charles/State Street, New Orleans
504-897-0101
www.scapc.org
frampton@scapc.org
(Senior Pastor Donald Frampton) Sunday Worship: 10:30AM

St. Joan of Arc, Reformed Catholic Church
5126 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans
504-943-1436
www.stjoanrcc.com
jwest@stjoanrcc.com
(Fr. James West, Pastor) Sunday Mass: Saturday, 5:30PM (held at St. Paul’s UCC, 600 Eleonore St, NOLA)

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
1130 North Rampart Street, New Orleans
504-523-0450
www.frenchquarterumc.org
(Rev. Anita Dinwiddie) Sunday Worship: 10AM (Adult Sunday School, 9:15AM/Bible Study, Wednesday 6PM)

Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ
Central St. Matthew is an open and inclusive congregation that welcomes all persons into full membership, holding discrimination to be incompatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Committing to work to end all oppression and discrimination, Central St. Matthew affirms that all relationships are founded upon the principles of God’s love and justice.
1333 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans
504-861-8196
www.centralstmatthewucc.com
office@centralstmatthewucc.com
Sunday Services:
9AM Choir Rehearsal
10AM Worship
11AM Coffee Hour Fellowship

Soka Gakkai International USA – New Orleans
(a lay Buddhist organization)
1331 Prytania Street, New Orleans
504-310-2011
Sunday Prayer: 10AM

Temple Sinai
Reform Jewish Temple
6227 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 861-3693
www.templesinaino.org
sinai@usa.net
Worship: Shabbat (Friday) 6:15PM, Sabbath (Saturday) 10:15AM

Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-0276
www.trinitynola.com
Worship: Sunday: 7:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer in the chapel; 8:00 a.m.: Eucharist in the chapel (Rite I)
10:30 a.m.: Eucharist (choral) in the church (Rite II);
5:00 p.m.: Trinity Artist Series in the church
6:00 p.m.: Eucharist in the chapel (Rite II) Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer in the chapel Monday, 6:00 p.m.: Taize’ in the chapel Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.: Eucharist in the chapel; 6:00 p.m.: Organ and Labyrinth in the church Wednesday, 5:30 pm.: Eucharist in the church; 6:00 p.m.: dinner ($6) and program follows Thursday, 10:30 a.m.: Eucharist and healing service in the chapel; 6:30 p.m.: Choral Evensong